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Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, Syria

September 15, 2015 12:01 AM ET

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CPJ newsletter: August 2015

August 28, 2015 12:42 PM ET

Demanding justice and security for journalists in Mexico CPJ staff were shocked and saddened by the murder of photographer Rubén Espinosa, who was found dead in an apartment in Mexico City along with four women. The victims were shot...

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Audio: James Foley on being a freelance war correspondent

August 18, 2015 10:40 AM ET

In April 2012, Nicole Schilit, research associate in CPJ's Journalist Assistance program, interviewed James Foley about his experience working as a freelance journalist in conflict zones. The interview took place in New York between reporting trips to Libya and Syria....

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A year after James Foley and Steven Sotloff murders, more awareness of risks

August 17, 2015 2:38 PM ET

Journalists who regularly cover violence are considered a hard-boiled bunch. But a year ago this month, even the toughest were crying. There was no emotional body armor to deflect the horror of the beheading videos of freelancers James Foley,...

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How Islamic State uses killings to try to spread fear among media

July 13, 2015 10:06 AM ET

The militant group Islamic State may be trying to push Syria back into the dark ages, but it is fighting a very modern war. From slick propaganda videos to online surveillance and wide restrictions on Internet use, the Islamic State...

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CPJ welcomes U.S. government's new hostage policy

June 24, 2015 12:08 PM ET

New York, June 24, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the new U.S. policy announced today which states that families of American hostages seeking to negotiate with or pay ransom to the abductors will not be threatened with criminal prosecution....

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Going it alone: More freelancers means less support, greater danger

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

Matthieu Aikins probably wouldn't saunter into Afghanistan again in the way he did six years ago....

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Covering war for the first time--in Syria

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

The small room in the back of the Monsours' house was set up for two people: two desks, two nightstands, and two beds. The beds had matching sheets and pillowcases adorned with Superman cartoon characters....

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Broadcasting murder: Militants use media for deadly purpose

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

News of the August 19, 2014, murder of journalist James Foley broke not in the media but instead on Twitter. News organizations faced the agonizing questions of how to report on the killing and what portions of the video...

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Lack of media coverage compounds violence in Libya

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

Near the end of August 2014, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates launched airstrikes against what were characterized as Islamist-allied militias fighting near Tripoli, Libya. Or maybe they didn't. The New York Times broke the story on August 25,...

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